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Formed: 1993
From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Rammstein news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Slayer, Sabbath And More To Be In New Guitar Hero

Activision has announced some of the details for their next installment in the popular Guitar Hero video game franchise, including several bands. The new game will be called Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock and will be much more story based than the previous games. Players will begin their careers at the legendary CBGBs venue and continue to the molten lava fields of rock treachery as eight Guitar Hero characters transform into rock warriors that must join together to use their unique, game-changing powers to help the Demi-God of Rock take down "The Beast" and save rock n’ roll.

"Guitar Hero has set the standard for music based gaming and with Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock’s all-new Quest Mode, robust and authentic set list, over-the-top challenges and rock-inspired new hardware, we are once again bringing the soul and energy of rock n’ roll to fans around the world,” said David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Guitar Hero.

"The world is a boring place. Come with me, and enter a world populated of Demi-Gods and Beasts. Transform from an everyday person and become the savior of rock and roll,” said Gene Simmons of KISS. “It was an honor and privilege to narrate Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, even more so, to voice the Demi God. From the God of Thunder to the Demi-God, how cool is that..." More...

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Rammstein Announces "Haifisch" Single Release Date

Rammstein has announced the release date for the single "Haifisch," the third single from the latest album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da." The single will be released on May 28, 2010 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, on June 1, 2010 in the USA and on May, 31st 2010 in the rest of the countries.

"Haifisch" single tracklisting:

1. Haifisch
2. Highswing RMX by Olsen Involtini
3. Remix by Hurts
4. Remix by Schwefelgelb

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Rammstein Posts New Music Video Online

German industrial metal outfit Rammstein has posted their new music video online for the song, "Haifisch." You can check it out below. The song, which means "shark" in German, is the third single from the band's latest studio album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da," which was released last year. More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere U.K.

The organisers of the Sonisphere festival's British leg has announced a further seven additions to the events lineup. Reunited, alternative rock band Skunk Anansie will take to the Sonisphere stage, as will Fightstar, Funeral For A Friend, Gallows, Apocalyptica, Madina Lake and Family Force Five. The festival will take place at Knebworth from July 30th to August 1st.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Combichrist to Support Rammstein on Tour

Rammstein has confirmed industrial metallers Combichrist as support for the second leg of the European tour, which starts at the end of this month until March. Dates are as follows:

Jan. 31 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
Feb. 02 Manchester, United Kingdom - MEN
Feb. 03 Birmingham, United Kingdom - LG Arena
Feb. 04 London, United Kingdom - Wembley Arena
Feb. 06 Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle 1
Feb. 07 Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle 1
Feb. 08 Mannheim, Germany - Maimarkthalle
Feb. 10 Chemnitz, Germany - Arena
Feb. 11 Dresden, Germany - Messehalle
Feb. 12 Dresden, Germany - Messehalle
Feb. 14 Erfurt, Germany - Messehalle
Feb. 15 Kiel, Germany - Sparkassenarena
Feb. 16 Malmö, Sweden - Malmö Arena
Feb. 18 Oslo, Norway - Vallhall Arena
Feb. 20 Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe Arena
Feb. 22 Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
Feb. 24 Tallinn, Estonia - Saku Arena
Feb. 26 St. Petersburg, Russia - SCC Arena
Feb. 28 Moskow, Russia - SC Olympisky
Mar. 01 Moskow, Russia - SC Olympisky
Mar. 04 Riga, Latvia - Arena Riga
Mar. 05 Vilnius, Lithuania - Siemens Arena
Mar. 09 Kyiv, Ukraine - Expo Center
Mar. 12 Lodz, Poland - Arena
Mar. 13 Ostrava, Czech Republic - CEZ Aréna
Mar. 16 Budapest, Hungary - Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
Mar. 18 Zagreb, Croatia - Arena Zagreb
Mar. 20 Belgrad, Serbia - Arena

Rammstein recently posted the new video for "Ich Tu DIr Weh." You can watch it at this location.

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Rammstein Posts "Ich Tu Dir Weh" Music Video

German industrial metal outfit Rammstein have posted online their new music video for the song "Ich Tu Dir Weh," which is the follow-up to their controversial "Pussy" music video. The new video clip can be viewed at this location or below. "Ich Tu Dir Weh" is off Rammstein's latest album "Liebe ist für alle da." In a throwback to their infamous "Pussy" video there is, of course, a dildo involved.

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More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere U.K.

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced five more bands for next year's edition of the event. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be on the bill for the festival as will Placebo, Papa Roach, Bring Me The Horizon and former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins, who will be performing a spoken word set. Previously confirmed bands for the event include Anthrax, Slayer, Motley Crue, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Alice Cooper, The Cult and headliners Iron Maiden and Rammstein. More bands are expected to be confirmed shortly. The festival will be held at Knebworth from July 30th to August 1st and anyone who purchases a ticket for the U.K. show before December 31st will receive a free ticket to the Sonisphere Festival in Poland, which features the "Big Four" of thrash metal (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer) as well as Behemoth and Mastodon.

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Sneak Peek of Rammstein's "Ich Tu Dir Weh" Video

Metalunderground.com has obtained an exclusive sneak peek video clip of Rammstein's upcoming music video for "Ich Tu Dir Weh," off the band's latest album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Dam," which was released on October 16th through Universal Records. Check out the sneak peek clip below.

The full music video for "Ich Tu Dir Weh" is expected to premiere next week.

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First Bands Announced For Sonisphere 2010

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced the event will be held once again at Knebworth next year and will feature headlining slots from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. In addition to this, Alice Cooper, Anthrax, Slayer, Iggy & The Stooges, Motley Crue and The Cult will all be making apperances at the festival, which will take place between July 31st and August 1st.

Speaking on the festival, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian stated: "God-damn we couldn’t be more thrilled about being a part of Sonisphere 2010!!!! We are still buzzing from our insane show at Knebworth last summer and are drooling over the fact that we are a part of this history making festival!! What an amazing Xmas present for Anthrax and our fans. See you all very soon!!"

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson says: "Knebworth has been the home of so many legendary concerts going back many years it really will be a privilege to play there. We enjoy the camaraderie of playing great festivals and are very much looking forward to getting back out to do some shows next summer and, as it will be over two years since we played the UK, we will certainly be looking to deliver a memorable and spectacular night for our fans!"

Rammstein say: "The great support that we’ve experienced from the UK fans has been beyond anything we expected. This will be the first time that Rammstein has appeared at a festival in the UK and we are looking forward to putting on a show that no-one will ever forget!"

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Rammstein Album To Be Banned From Display

Billboard.com is reporting that Rammstein's new album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" will be banned from public display in Germany. Excerpts from the article follow:

The album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" ("Love is For All") by German hard rock group Rammstein - currently at No. 2 on Billboard's European Albums Chart - has been banned from public display in German stores with effect from Nov. 11 on account of its depictions of sadism/masochism, which have been deemed to be harmful to children and young people.

Announcing this ruling, Petra Meier, the deputy president of the Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People, cited the track "Ich tue Dir Weh" ("I Want to Hurt You") as well as the artwork showing guitarist Richard Kruspe with a masked, naked woman on his knees. The Federal Office objected to the fact that the track includes lines such as "Bites, kicks, heavy blows, nails, pincers, blunt saws - Tell me what you want."

The German Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People in Bonn also criticized the single "Pussy," stating that it incites listeners to engage in unprotected sexual intercourse despite the risk of AIDS, although the single was not officially part of the ruling banning the album.

Read the full article at Billboard.com.

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Rammstein To Release New Album In Box Set Form

German Industrial metal outfit Rammstein will be giving the phrase "box set" a whole new meaning this month, with the special edition release of their forthcoming new studio album, "Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da." The band will release the record in a special box that features six dildos, a pair of handcuffs and some lubricant. You can see a picture of the set below. The album is scheduled to be released on October 20th. More...

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Rammstein Explains "Pussy" Music Video

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Richard Kruspe, the guitarist for German Industrial Metal outfit Rammstein, has explained the reasons for chosing the song, "Pussy" as their new single and the details behind the music video. An excerpt reads as follows:

Originally we were going to do a song like ‘Mein Tiel’, a core-sounding song,” says Kruspe. “But we were bored of doing the same thing again and again and I said “let’s do ‘Pussy’. If we were to make a video for it, it could be really interesting. We went it out to our favourite director, Jonas Akerlund, and there was a 50/50 chance. He could love it or hate it.3 hours later we got an email from him saying “I’ve listened to the track, let’s make a revolution – let’s make a porn!” and I don’t forget the reaction of the band. They had a big smile on their faces and they say 'yes!'

"After doing the video, which was obviously quite interesting, we thought ‘you can’t play the video on video stations or MTV.' We just found another way to make it accessible to other people. At the moment, we’ve had 6.5 million people watching the video in one week. What I’m saying is that there’s always different ways.

"I remember how horrible it was in the first part of our career to be dependant on MTV and all of those station. You have to bend over so many times to get played, I just hate that fucking fact. I just like the fact that there’s always another way if you wish for it and you go for it. It just shows that there is always another way and it satisfies my mind and that we can do things exactly the way we think we should do it.

"It wasn’t a conscious thing, we just wanted to try something else. We shot a porn video, what’s the best place we can host it? On a porn site!"

Was there any point where you thought you’d gone too far?

Kruspe: "It was really professional! I was amazed, I always thought the porn industry was so cruel and dirty. Everything was so professional, I was amazed."

Were they actual adult stars you used in the video and was the sex real?

Kruspe: "Yeah."

Stunt cocks or your own?

Kruspe: "No comment.

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Rammstein's "Pussy" Music Video Posted Online

Rammstein has posted a music video for the band's new single, "Pussy" online. You can check out a censored version of the video below. The song is the first single from the forthcoming new studio album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Dam," which will be released on October 16th through Universal Records.

The uncensored version premiered here a couple of days ago.

UPDATE: After Rammstein removed the second censored version, we have embedded the censored version from another source below.

UPDATE 2: You can now also watch the uncensored music video on RockTube here.

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Rammstein Reveals New Album Title

German industrial metal veterans Rammstein has announced that the name of their new album will be, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da", which is German for "Love is there for everyone." The record is scheduled to be released on October 16th through Universal Records. The band has also revealed the front cover artwork, which can be seen below.

The band are scheduled to release the first single from the album, "Pussy" on September 18th and plan to premeire the music video for the song very soon. Stay tuned for further updates. More...

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Rammstein Reveals New Album Release Date

German industrial metal group Rammstein has confirmed that their new studio album, which to date has not been named, will be released on October 20th. Stay tuned for more details on the album. The band will be releasing their new single, "Pussy" on September 22nd on iTunes with a music video for the song premiering soon.

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Rammstein Reveals New Album And Single Info

German industrial metal group Rammstein has announced that they will be releasing a new single on September 18th entitled, "Pussy." A video for the song was recently filmed and is expected to debut soon.

The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, which to date has not had it's title revealed. There will be eleven songs on the album which include a song in French and an acoustic track among other surprises.

The tracklisting for the album is as follows:

1. Rammlied
2. Ich Tu Die Weh
3. Waidmann's Heil
4. Haifisch
5. B******
6. Fruehling In Paris
7. Weiner Blut
8. Pussy
9. Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da
10. Mehr
11. Roter Sand

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Rammstein Signs To Vagrant Records

German Industrial Metal outfit Rammstein has announced that they have signed a new record deal with Vagrant Records, through which they will be releasing their new studio album later this year. As of yet, no title has been revealed for the bands next album but it will apparantly contain eleven songs.

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Guitar Hero 5 Tracklisting Revealed

The complete tracklisting for the forthcoming new installment in the popular "Guitar Hero" video game franchise, "Guitar Hero 5" has been revealed. You can check it out below.

3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"
Arctic Monkeys - "Brianstorm"
Blink-182 - "The Rock Show"
Dire Straits - "Sultans Of Swing"
Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed American"
Johnny Cash - "Ring Of Fire"
Megadeth - "Sweating Bullets"
Mötley Crüe - "Looks That Kill"
Muse - "Plug In Baby"
Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Queen & David Bowie - "Under Pressure"
Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
The Killers - "All The Pretty Faces"
The Raconteurs - "Steady As She Goes"
TV On The Radio - "Wolf Like Me"
A Perfect Circle - "Judith"
AFI - "Medicate"
Attack! Attack! UK - "You And Me"
Band Of Horses - "Cigarettes, Wedding Bands"
Beastie Boys - "Gratitude"
Beck - "Gamma Ray"
Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
Billy Squier - "Lonely Is The Night"
Blur - "Song 2"
Bob Dylan - "All Along The Watchtower"
Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name"
Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)"
The Bronx - "Six Days A Week"
Bush - "Comedown"
Children Of Bodom - "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing"
Coldplay - "In My Place"
Darker My Love - "Blue Day"
Darkest Hour - "Demon(s)"
David Bowie - "Fame"
Deep Purple - "Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix)"
The Derek Trucks Band - "Younk Funk"
The Duke Spirit - "Send A Little Love Token"
Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
Eagles Of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."
Elliott Smith - "L.A."
Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"
Face To Face - "Disconnected"
Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains"
Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."
Gov't Mule - "Streamline Woman"
Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band"
Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life (Live)"
Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes To Midnight"
Jeff Beck - "Scatterbrain (Live)"
John Mellencamp - "Hurts So Good"
Kaiser Chiefs - "Never Miss A Beat"
King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire"
Kiss - "Shout It Out Loud"
Love and Rockets - "Mirror People"
My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday"
Nirvana - "Lithium (Live)"
No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend"
Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)"
The Police - "So Lonely"
Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde - "Bring the Noise 20XX"
Queens Of The Stone Age - "Make It Wit Chu"
Rammstein – "Du Hast"
The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"
Rose Hill Drive - "Sneak Out"
Rush - "The Spirit Of Radio (Live)"
Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)"
Scars On Broadway - "They Say"
Screaming Trees - "Nearly Lost You"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
Sonic Youth - "Incinerate"
Spacehog - "In The Meantime"
Sublime - "What I Got"
Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"
T. Rex - "20th Century Boy"
The Sword - "Maiden, Mother & Crone"
Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"
Thrice - "Deadbolt"
Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down A Dream"
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "American Girl"
Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
Weezer - "Why Bother?"
The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"
Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"
Wolfmother - "Back Round"

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Rammstein Announces European Tour Dates

German industrial metal band Rammstein will be hitting the European roads this fall. Dates are as follows:

Nov. 08 Lisbon, PT - Pavilhão Atlântico
Nov. 10 Madrid, ES - Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Nov. 12 Barcelona, ES -Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona
Nov. 14 Bilbao, ES - Bizkaia Arena
Nov. 16 Nantes, FR - Zénith Nantes Métropole
Nov. 18 Basel, CH - St. Jakobshalle
Nov. 19 Geneva, CH - Arena de Genève
Nov. 21 Vienna, AT - Stadthalle
Nov. 23 Munic, DE - Olympiahalle
Nov. 24 Leipzig DE - Arena
Nov. 25 Prague, CZ - O2 Arena
Nov. 27 Katowice, PL - Spodek
Nov. 29 Cologne DE - Lanxess Arena
Dec. 02 Lyon, FR - Halle Tony Garnier
Dec. 03 Strasbourg, FR - Zénith
Dec. 04 Luxembourg, LU - Rockhal
Dec. 06 Arnheim, NL - GelreDome
Dec. 08 Paris, FR - Bercy
Dec. 09 Paris, FR - Bercy
Dec. 10 Antwerp, BE - Sportpaleis
Dec. 11 Frankfurt, DE - Festhalle
Dec. 12 Stuttgart, DE Schleyer-Halle
Dec. 14 Hamburg, DE - Color Line Arena
Dec. 15 Copenhagen, DK - Forum
Dec. 17 Rostock, DE - HanseMesse
Dec. 18 Berlin, DE - Velodrom
Dec. 19 Berlin, DE - Velodrom

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Rammstein Issues Recording Update

German industrial metal band Rammstein has issued the following recording update for their upcoming album:

"The first part of the recordings was finished on December 21st, 2008 after 7 weeks of intensive work. Drums, guitars, and bass, as well as most of the vocal tracks, have now been recorded. Musicians and producers have bid their adieux for the holidays. And so, until the next chapter, we wish everyone involved – and all the Rammstein fans out there! – a very Merry Christmas and a long and lively New Year."

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